Session Update

Hearings in the Senate

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SB 1743 (Sen. José Gonzalez) received a hearing in the Sentate Economic Development Committee on 4/17. SB 1743 prohibits retaliation against a worker who reports wage theft. Thanks to everyone who testified in favor of the bill: WDP, Equal Justice Center, AFLCIO, City of El Paso, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. Registering against the bill: NFIB, Texas Association of Business, Associated Builders and Contractors, Texas Conservative Coalition. Senator Wendy Davis of Dallas aked some great questions during the hearing and expressed her support of this effort. We will know soon if there are enough votes to move the bill out of committee.